Much of the prosperity of Roman Vienna (Vienne) came from trading activities in the port and warehouse area of Saint-Romain-en-Gal along the Rhône river.
Private houses were often richly decorated with mosaics showing themes of nature, including this late 2nd century AD panel with a duck, symbol of hospitality. The mosaic is now in the Musée archéologique de St.Romain en Gal-Vienne.
[Fig.1: Mosaic of duck, symbol of hospitality in ancient Vienne (Musee archeologique; photo: Athena Review).]
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